Writers generally do not read...... Do you?

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  1. jainismus profile image67
    jainismusposted 7 years ago

    Writers generally do not read...... Do you?

  2. dahoglund profile image80
    dahoglundposted 7 years ago

    I read a lot when I have the chance. for me it is necessary to generate new ideas. Reading and writing go together.Earnest Hemingway did not advertise it because he was developing a macho image, but I have been told that he spent two hours a day reading.

  3. leroy64 profile image82
    leroy64posted 7 years ago

    Really?  I assumed the writers read more than most.  I am always reading something.

  4. saddlerider1 profile image66
    saddlerider1posted 7 years ago

    What would posses you to think that writers generally do not read? LoL

  5. Alecia Murphy profile image83
    Alecia Murphyposted 7 years ago

    I read because it helps me become a better writer.

  6. LisaKoski profile image93
    LisaKoskiposted 7 years ago

    I've always been told that most writers read a lot. I've always been a really heavy reader myself and I believe that's reflected in and helps my writing a lot.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    That is not true. Good writers read a lot and learn from each other. I love to read and I always have.

  8. collegatariat profile image78
    collegatariatposted 7 years ago

    I'm always reading something, and find that some of my best influences come from my favorite authors.

  9. onegoodwoman profile image72
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I am an avid reader.

    I will  read a magazine in the checkout lines........if a book really grasps me, I will devour it, losing sleep to do so.   In fact, once a start a book, I feel compelled to finish it.  If it was a particulary good story,....I feel sad, at its ending, as though, I had said goodbye to a friend.

    There have been times, that I have read the dictionary!

  10. RTalloni profile image90
    RTalloniposted 7 years ago

    Can't be true--of course I do.
    Whoever told you that was deceiving you.

  11. wingedcentaur profile image82
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    To be any good as a writer, you absolutely MUST read! Saddleridder1 is quite correct. What ever gave you the idea that most writers don't read. How else does one learn to write WELL?

  12. ubanichijioke profile image72
    ubanichijiokeposted 7 years ago

    Personally, i read alot mention them - articles, stories, poems, newspapers, novels, hubs etc.

    I think it takes a voracious reader to make a wonderful and great writer.


  13. learner365 profile image76
    learner365posted 7 years ago

    Reading allows you to learn a lot and many writers i am sure are avid readers.Maturity in writing comes through good amount of reading. I like to read as well like many others.

  14. wonderingwoolley profile image59
    wonderingwoolleyposted 7 years ago

    I could not be as good a writer, if I did not read as much as I do. The more you read, especially the "classics" and the variety of genres that you read really boosts your vocabulary, which helps when you write. Also, it exposes you to a variety of styles, which helps you develop your own style because you have personally seen what works and what doesn't. I think it is absolutely germane to writing to be as avid a reader as you can be.


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